Tom Hobbs & Brent Beattie's condo featured in Style At Home

I had the pleasure of getting to know Tom Hobbs over the past few years as he owns a magnificent nursery called Southlands that I visit quite frequently. Tom and his partner of 30 years, Brent Beattie own a fabulous condo over looking Van Dusen Gardens which is quite fitting the fact that Tom is a passionate gardener.  Their home in the city boasts the most amazing color palette that includes subdued blues, deep purples and yummy avocado greens.  Tom's sense of humor is reflected throughout the home with whimsical collectables including .... yup, you guessed it, garden gnomes.  If you haven't already picked up a copy of the latest issue of Style At Home, I highly recommend it as there are so many ideas for outdoor living.  Have a fantastic week! Patio Tracey Ayton Photography

Dining area Tracey Ayton Photography

Kitchen Tracey Ayton Photography

Kitchen 2  Tracey Ayton Photography

Patio 2 Tracey Ayton Photography

Patio 7 Tracey Ayton Photography





What is that?

I just have to share with you a small but fabulous idea my "green thumbed" neighbor came up with. Take a look...... This is what I see from my kitchen window ...

Upon closer inspection, it turns out that this little contraption is a mini greenhouse!!! I think I really love this idea because it's re-using some old windows that normally would have just been tossed into the land fill.

Now I know what to do with the windows I salvaged last summer !!!